September 22, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (96) during the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Kansas City Chiefs Leaning Towards Dion Jordan No. 1 Overall?

With the 2013 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, many analysts are wondering what the Kansas City Chiefs will be doing with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Most of the speculation leads to the Chiefs drafting Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, but some recent news links them to speedy Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan.

From Ryan Riddle:

Personally, I’m not buying this.

The Cheifs need a lot of help on their roster, but a rush linebacker is not one of those positions that is a top priority.

It would make much more sense for the team to focus on improving their offensive or defensive line. Jordan would do nothing to improve those positions.

Jordan is an exceptional pass rusher and he can cover the slot, but for Kansas City to use their No. 1 pick he would need to be an impact player and starter immediately. He would need to be a player that drastically improves their roster. With Jordan, that doesn’t happen.

While it is nice to think the Chiefs could look in another direction, assuming they go anywhere in the trenches seems to be baseless speculation at this point.

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